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Woman talking to a therapist about her genital herpes diagnosis.

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis

A genital herpes diagnosis can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety — among other struggles. Here’s how to combat the stigma and take care of your mental health.

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How to Create Your Morning Routine

Waking early and having a consistent morning routine improves our mood, as well as memory, work performance, alertness, and attention. Here are some strategies to design your own.

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Getting Sleep With Migraines

For Julie Ryan, compromised sleep worsened her migraines. Mindfulness, CBD oil, and changes in sleep habits got her back on track. Learn more about sleep and migraine.

Feeling low after IBD diagnosis

Grief After an IBD Diagnosis, It's Natural

Feelings of grief and loss, similar to losing a loved one, can often occur after an IBD diagnosis due to not feeling like your ‘old self’ anymore.

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Family Denies Manic-Depressive Disease Is Real

A woman speaks out about her family member’s battle to advocate for bipolar disorder, and the family that won’t believe him.

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How I Experienced Depression as a Teenager

Mental health speaker, Mike Veny shares his story of growing up as a teenager with depression and what would have helped to treat it during that time.

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The Rewards of Mental Health Support Groups

My mental health support group has also sparked better results in sessions with my therapist.